This is what I looked like on September 19, 2008 during a vacation. Duluth is in the background.


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1 My Status System



1.1 The rise and fall



My Status System was developed in January of 1996. The reason is not known and at first it had just 5 stats and was very confusing, even to me. Further details on the Status System's history are here. During 1997, my Status System found its way into my stories and from then until around mid-2004, it was actively used. Today, the only actively used components are the laws and the Tertiary Status (which deals with compatibility or how much I like something).

1.2 The future



Generally, the future of my Status System is uncertain. Today, right next to 2006, it's been almost entirely unthought about. In the future, it'll become just more obsolete, though it may revive itself with my game development about 3 or so years from now in one of my big projects. The compatibility system will remain quite strong though for quite some time, at least a year anyway.

2 My Spell System



2.1 The birth



My spell system is covered in great detail here. The birth started in 1997. While watching Sailor Moon with my sister, I liked the way the characters casted spells. I used this concept at first for a brief moment and a short time later, I developed my own system on how spells could work and even physics for them (hint: terajoules of energy are required for even the simplest spells). Since it's first creation, the spell system has been almost unchanged with the only changes due to physics being applied to them. Shortly after it started in 1997, I've used it in my stories. The earliest true form is in the second episode of the Wonderful Adventure series (see the "stories" link for further details on this).

2.2 The future



The future of the spell system is not as "blanked out" as the Status System. Although used less, I still use spells in my mind game on occasion, normally running them in super slow motion (normally 1/4 or 1/8x true time). With my game development stuff going on, in about 3 years, you could experience the full effects of many of these spells.

3 Color system



3.1 The birth



My color system is explained in great detail here. At first, however, I had a confusing system with almost no meaning. Each of the common colors (red, green, yellow, orange, black, etc.) were assigned a number:

1 - Red
2 - Yellow
3 - Green
4 - Violet
5 - Brown
6 - Blue
7 - Orange
8 - Black
9 - Pink (?)
10 - White (???)

The first 8 are 100% certain. These are the colors in a typical 8-pack of markers and were the colors used with my imaginary friends at most of the time. Past that, I don't recall fully. Number 9 is 70% certain and number 10 (white or blue-green) is less than 5% certain.

3.2 The modern system - HTML system



3.2.1 General



In August of 2001, when I learned some HTML, I liked the color naming system used (hexadecimal numbers). Not only did I easily understand it right away, but saw huge potential in it. The system used with HTML is mathematically accurate and from that, I knew I could derrive formulas out of it.

3.2.2 My quest for color-related formulas



3.2.2.1 Color averaging formula



Around 2003, I came up with the formula to average colors and create exact gradients. The only painting program I had on my computer at the time was MSPaint and Photostudio 2.0 SE both of which had no real feature for anti-aliasing. Now, with calculator and sometimes just my mind alone, I can create extremely high precision anti-aliasing in simple ol' MSPaint with my well-known color averaging formula:

MCOL = (COLA*RATA + COLB*RATB) / (RATA + RATB)

This formula was a breakthrough for me as I could then mimic some of the common features in modern graphics edittors that were unusually high priced.

3.2.2.2 Transparency on transparent background



Another hit formula I'm after, although much less used, is for adding two transparent colors together on a transparent background. So far, I know how to calculate the alpha, but currently don't know how to get the RGB color. The big clue with getting the RGB color is that the color closest to you will have a bigger influence than that of the background color. Another big clue is that the resulting RGB color will be somewhere on the colors you get from averaging two colors (from yellow and blue, you could get gray as a possibility, you could get a blue-gray, a yellow-gray, but you won't get magenta, green, or red). A third clue is that it the ratios depend on the alpha values of the two transparent colors. So far, I haven't had any luck yet.

3.2.3 Extending the system



HTML uses just 6 digits. I have a way to use double that and perhaps have even 16 digits. Reflectivity is one example, basically transparency of the reflected image where a mirror would have 255 (FF).

3.2.4 The future



I'll know with great certainty that I'll find new formulas, perhaps some I haven't thought of yet of finding. It's also likely I may extend the color system to including 24 or even more digits (talk about 128-bit color with 8 bits per channel). Beyond this obvious thing, I don't really know for sure.

4.1 About me home - General overview and background
4.1-1 What this is
4.1-2 My current life
4.1-3 The future
4.2 Dream journal - My dreams I get while sleeping - contains over 500 dreams and grows rapidly
4.2-1 Introduction
4.2-2 Special notes
4.2-3 Dream stat descriptions
4.2-4 Dream statistics
4.2-5 The categories
4.3 Favorites - What I like and dislike most
4.4 Imaginary friends - Learn what my imaginary friends were like and their special abilities
4.4-1 History
4.4-2 In depth descriptions
4.4-3 The future
4.5 Video games - My history with video games and the many bad things they caused
4.5-1 The beginning
4.5-2 Too much video game playing
4.5-3 Making my own games
4.5-4 The future
4.6 School - Learn what school was like for me, how the classes went, and other events related to school
4.6-1 Elementary school
4.6-2 Middle school
4.6-3 High school
4.6-4 Filling my need for education
4.6-5 My education future
4.7 Special events - Learn about how YMCA camp, tours, and other special events went for me
4.7-1 Triangle YMCA camp
4.7-2 Touring my home state with my friend
4.7-3 Shakespearian play
4.7-4 The state fair
4.7-5 The antique car club
4.7-6 Trip into Canada
4.8 Math skills - I can work wonders with numbers and perform calculations in my head at a blazing fast speed
4.8-1 Well beyond most everyone else
4.8-2 I became unforunate
4.8-3 Super fast mental math
4.8-4 If object gets numbers, I get a formula
4.8-5 The future
4.9 Special abilities - The special capabilities I have outside mathematics
4.9-1 General
4.9-2 Hypercount
4.9-3 High-speed, high-accuracy mental math
4.9-4 High-res vision
4.10 Developed systems - Status System, Spell System and other systems I've developed
4.10-1 My Status System
4.10-2 My Spell System
4.10-3 Color system
4.11 Stories - The birth of my story-writing efforts
4.11-1 The "Wonderful Adventure" days
4.11-2 The "Rise of Atlantis" days
4.11-3 One other story
4.11-4 No more story writing
4.11-5 My sources of ideas
4.11-6 The future (general)
4.12 Online activities - The history of my website and the usage of online forums
4.12-1 Online forums
4.12-2 My website
4.13 Music - My history with music - learn the origins to why I listen to songs at different speeds for thousands of loops at a time
4.13-1 History
4.13-2 The present
4.13-3 The future
4.13-4 Music FAQs
4.14 Major fears - My list of fears, problems, and obsessions, both past and present
4.14-1 Introduction
4.14-2 Current fears
4.14-3 Old fears that have been overcome
4.14-4 Current problems
4.14-5 Old problems that have been overcome
4.14-6 Current obsessions
4.14-7 Old obsessions
4.15 Major issues - Major issues I have in my life at the moment
4.15-1 Fears, problems, and obsessions
4.15-2 Sleep-wake cycle
4.15-3 No transportation
4.15-4 Showers are rare
4.15-5 My annoying nose
4.15-6 Limited choice of foods
4.15-7 Getting a job
4.16 TV and movies - How I am with watching TV and movies, both past and present
4.16-1 History
4.16-2 The present
4.16-3 The future
4.16-4 FAQ
4.17 Food and drink - My history with food and drink, including past meals I made, as well as the present and future
4.17-1 History
4.17-2 The present
4.17-3 The future
4.18 Travel and vacations - Past vacations and travel, as well as the current case of 6+ years without a vacation, including places of interest
4.18-1 History
4.18-2 The present
4.18-3 The future
4.18-4 FAQ
4.19 My senses - Things involving my 5 main senses - strong, high-res vision, but very weak smell to name some
4.19- [document yet to be created]
4.20 Doctors and meds - My past involving doctor visits and meds to fixing my issues as well as the present
4.20- [document yet to be created]
4.21 Hobbies - My hobbies, including things I was involved with in the past not in any other category
4.21-1 History
4.21-2 Computer
4.21-3 Sports
4.21-4 Collecting
4.21-5 Television
4.21-6 The present
4.21-7 The future
4.22 Game design - My history of game design as well as the present and possible future
4.22-1 History
4.22-2 The present
4.22-3 The future
4.23 Noncomputer games - Backgrounds on various noncomputer games, such as throwing cards to play Hit-a-bump and other things, including past games not listed on my website, as well as general evolvements and what caused me to create them.
4.23- [document yet to be created]
4.24 Other memorable events - General events I recall unusually well, but not anything special
4.24- [document yet to be created]
4.25 Other things - Dates, marriage, having kids, friends, religion, holidays, and various other things
4.25- [document yet to be created]
4.26 Myself in the year 2050 - How I envision myself and a day in the year 2050
4.26- [document yet to be created]
4.27 My greatest wishes - Activities I would love to do

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